Book review: Justice for laughing boy

Dickie, Iain (2018) Book review: Justice for laughing boy. Probation Journal, 65 (2). pp. 225-226.

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Sara Ryan’s Justice for Laughing Boy is a deeply touching and personal account of the life and untimely death of Connor Sparrowhawk, who drowned in a bath while in the care of an NHS learning disability specific support unit, Slade House. Ryan, a social scientist and mother of Connor, offers readers an intimate perspective on her relationship with Connor throughout his life and her frustrations of trying to ensure that Connor had support appropriately tailored to his individual needs. Ryan highlights through Connor’s experiences at Slade House and the subsequent ‘Justice for Laughing Boy’ campaign that an important imbalance exists in health and social care delivery between individuals with and without additional needs in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Probation Journal
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1741-3079
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Iain Dickie, Researcher in Nursing, University of Cumbria, UK, reviews the book 'Justice for laughing boy' by Sara Ryan (Jessica Kingsley, 2017, ISBN 9781785923487).
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 10:04
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 09:46


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